Become an NVIDIA Volunteer for 1 Million Women To Tech
1 Million Women To Tech’s mission is to bring a million women into software engineering and data science. The online courses can be taken 24/7 anywhere in the world, and are powered by volunteers who work remotely – anywhere with a computer and a secure internet connection works.
Volunteer Mentors help learners through the courses, check their homeworks, and provide encouragement. You can read more about mentors roles and the curriculum here, but every hour counts because it helps someone in need. Have a skill not listed? Let us know!
We also always need Product Management and Project Management, to be able to grow and scale the program. If reaching women globally is something you are passionate about, you found the right place.
If you are smart, have a good heart, and care about making a global impact, we need you!
Our learners are from 145+ countries, and by default the questions and homeworks occur at all time zones including US nights and weekends.
Are you a night owl or an early riser? Look for an odd-hours volunteer opportunity in technology, education, diversity and equality? You’ve found the right place!
Volunteers commit to at least 60 hours of volunteering, serving a recommended 4 hours per week to meet this requirement. Before you begin as a volunteer, you’ll also complete a training period to give you all the expertise you need to successfully and empathetically navigate the 1 Million Women To Tech community, sometimes affectionately called the Sisterhood, though all genders are welcome.
You will need a paid 1 Million Women To Tech membership to have access to the curricula and professional development. This educational license can be purchased through your Employer’s education credit the same way Udemy, Udacity or Coursera courses.
Each membership runs on our Buy 1 Give 4 model, where the purchase of 1 membership will create 4 scholarships that we give away to learners around the world. The scholarship recipients will rely on you for guidance. We therefore need volunteer Mentors to see training through to the end and serve out their 60-hour commitment.
We answer help tickets and review submitted homework from learners around the world, helping them from being a total beginner, through intermediate, advanced and finally job-readiness through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and career management.
This all begins with training in mentoring. In 10 hours, you’ll walk away knowing reflective listening, collaborative problem solving, and career management. (These are skills that will help in your personal career and relationships as well.)
You can train from anywhere – in your PJs, in a coffee shop, wherever – and our Volunteers highlight this career training on their resumes when interviewing for jobs, applying to grad school, and building out their LinkedIn profile.
You can work with colleagues worldwide within NVIDIA. Because of the shared experience, and being online, there is no need for late night / early morning meetings. You can work asynchronously for the same mission, for an equal world for us and our children.
Most job descriptions and performance reviews now take into account and even require mentoring junior staff as a prerequisite for career promotion. You can take the skills you learn and apply to internal NVIDIA formal and informal mentoring programs and demonstrate your professional mentoring skills.
This is an opportunity to hone your skills in communication, career planning and management, and also add to your own technical skills via lifelong learning. You’ll be working alongside volunteers who are also software engineers, data scientists, product and project managers which can in turn sharpen your own career management skills! And, you’ll feel supported. This is a community. We are a big loving family.
Many of our volunteers earn leadership positions and get the first crack at 1 Million Women To Tech internships and job openings. Outside of career opportunities, you can also gain access to special privileges, including discounts on events, training, and merch.
But the biggest benefit is purely altruistic. The definition of philanthropy and volunteerism, by default, is that we don’t expect anything in return. There are so few opportunities today to be pure, to give with joy, and see the success and upliftment of others. If you want to make an impact, and want it to be on a global scale, join us to achieve equal economic participation in tech, and ultimately achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal #5 “gender equality and empower all women and girls.”
The mission stands or falls with you.
We accept applications on a rolling basis. We begin new training cohorts every two weeks, but space is limited.
To apply, applicants must be 18 or older and be employed with an organization that has a formal Employee Volunteering Program that our non-profit arm is eligible for. This includes most US corporations, and some UK and international ones. You also submit 2 references. Volunteers must have access to reliable Internet and a personal computer.